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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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  3. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  4. SNW Presents 2018

    November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Representing the region's finest artists, Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for the unique and original people in your life.

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  5. Rural / Urban Invitational

    November 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019 @ The Volland Store

    Five rural and five urban artists exhibit their work.

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Community Events

  1. Santa Cares

    December 9, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Free two-hour event especially considered for children within every spectrum of special needs. Families are invited to private photo session to experience time-honored tradition of Santa visit. Reserve your complimentary ticket; one per group/family, please. Photo packages that capture holiday memories available for purchase at the event (pricing varies by location).

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Craft Shows

  1. Manhattan Arts Center: Wrap It Up!

    November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 24, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Each year the exhibition and art sale includes dozens of participating artists. This event began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intent was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 regional artists with wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sale proceeds benefit Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Inspecting Carol

    December 7, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 9, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in hilarious play-within-a-play where everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity.

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  2. Tracy Byrd in concert

    December 8, 2018, 8:30 PM - December 9, 2018, 1:30 AM @ The Hat

    Nashville recording artist had 1993 breakout song with No. 1 "Holdin' Heaven." Multi-platinum recording artist Tracy Byrd recently released first album in 10 years titled, "All American Texan."

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Exhibition featured through Jan. 13 at Flint Hills Discovery Center. North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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  2. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - January 1, 2019 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Celebrate the best time of year; Blue Earth Plaza and all of Downtown Manhattan remain awash in holiday splendor during the monthlong Festival of Lights! Snap family pics then head over to Manhattan Town Center for your Santa visit. Grab dinner at any of our collection of outstanding restaurants in downtown, Aggieville and Westloop area. We hope to see you multiple times around MHK during the holiday season!

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  3. Christmas Bells at Volland

    December 9, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    JuBELLation Bell Choir from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Alma performs holiday concert, directed by Kathy Schultz. A joyful Christmas gift to friends and neighbors, with Christmas cookies and hot cider. Select last-minute stocking stuffers and hostess gifts from the store. Happy Holidays to all!

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  4. Jingle Bell Bash

    December 9, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Event for kids that your whole family is welcome to attend! Activities include Santa visits, crafting, cookie decorating, putt-putt, caricatures and more!

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